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Why Are Photo Eyes Important on a Garage Door?


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If you’ve ever talked to a garage door professional about your door, you may have heard something about your garage door “photo eyes.” These photo eyes are the sensors on your door that are an important safety feature. Here’s what you need to know about photo eye sensors on garage doors and why they are so important. How Do Garage Door Photo Eyes Work? The photo eye sensors on garage doors are located about six inches above the ground, one […]

Garage Door Lighting Increases Curb Appeal


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A beautiful garage door can significantly increase the curb appeal of your home. Your garage door is an extension of your home’s exterior, and how well you take care of it is a reflection on how you feel about your home and how you want others to feel about it. By the same token, the right residential garage door lighting can also go a long way toward increasing your home’s curb appeal. The most popular type of lighting for your […]

How to Measure for a New Garage Door


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Before you ever start looking at new garage doors, be sure of the proper size garage door you need. Fortunately, measuring your garage door can be a quick, easy process with the right approach. Before you start, you’ll need to be prepared with some basic materials. You’ll want a tape measure to get the actual measurements, a step ladder for easy access to all areas, and a pen and paper to write it all down. Steps for Measuring Your Garage […]

Adding Windows on Garage Doors


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Have you ever looked at your home and wondered how to add windows to the garage doors? If you have a standard windowless garage door and are looking to upgrade, it might interest you to know that decorative windows are among the many garage door replacement options that Custom Door and Gate offers with our garage door installations. Benefits of Garage Door Windows Windows give life to your garage door. They make your garage door stand out from the rest. […]

Power Outage? Here’s How to Open Your Garage Door


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We all come to depend on our automatic garage door openers. They deliver wonderful convenience for our busy lives — but we often tend to take them for granted. When something like a power outage renders your garage door useless, it suddenly becomes a huge inconvenience. How are you supposed to get your car inside the garage — or get it out? Do you need to call a company that offers garage door repairs? Fortunately, the answer to that question […]

Benefits of Electric Garage Door Openers vs. Manual Garage Door Openers


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Do you have an electric garage door opener? New garage door openers aren’t often on the top of people’s list of home improvement projects, but if you’ve lived with a manual garage door opener for years, you may want to consider some of the benefits electric garage door openers can bring. If you’ve never thought about electric garage door openers before, here are a few important points to consider. Photo Eye One of the most important features you get with […]

How to Ready Your Garage Door for Winter


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If you live in a place where winters can see cold weather and snowfall, like North Carolina, you want to make sure your garage door is ready for the winter. The time to make sure your garage door is ready is before winter strikes, not after. Here are a few key steps to take to make sure your garage door is primed for the season. 1. Ensure the Door Is Sealed Properly If you’re inside your garage with the light […]

Why You Should Call Professionals to Repair Your Garage Door


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If you get your garage door installed right the first time, you shouldn’t have problems with it for a long while. However, sometimes a faulty part slips through, your garage door sustains some unexpected damage, or it’s been a long time and part of your door has passed its normal lifespan. Whatever the reason, you’re in need of residential garage door repair. If you have an automatic garage door, repair may seem even more urgent. You may be tempted to […]

How to Avoid a Garage Door Repair Scam


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Are you considering a keyless garage door opener for your home garage? It can be a great idea to replace your current garage door system with a keyless entry system for several reasons. For one, they are incredibly convenient. You don’t ever have to worry about losing or misplacing your keys, because there are no keys. Just input your code into the garage door opener keypad and you’re in. For another, there’s no lock to pick, and no complicated changing […]

3 Reasons You Need Keyless Entry for Your Garage


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One of the great joys of owning a home has to be having a garage. No hunting around the neighborhood looking for a parking space, no worries about the elements damaging your car, no concerns about criminal elements robbing, stealing or vandalizing your car as it sits on the street overnight. And the extra storage space or work space can be a great bonus. But all of those advantages go away if your garage is not secure. Your garage provides […]

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